Konami has recently announced several new Silent Hill games are due out and, at the same time, they have announced a new Silent Hill movie, to be directed by Christophe Gans.
Gans directed the first movie, back in 2006, and is one of the better ‘video game to movie’ conversions. I haven’t played any of the games, but I did rate the movie. One of the main good points was the practical effects and makeup.
The director has been teasing about a new movie for a long time, but it now turns out he has penned a script and it’s ready to shoot:
“The new Silent Hill movie is totally independent from the two previous movies made and respects the way Silent Hill has evolved. Most of the time, these are stand-alone stories. Silent Hill is a bit like The Twilight Zone, the fourth dimension, a place where anything and everything can happen. I worked on a new Silent Hill which is a Silent Hill of the year 2023 – because the film would be released next year – and not a Silent Hill as I imagined it in 2006. It is a Silent Hill for today’s audiences while being ultra respectful of the saga.”
When he says “today’s audiences” I really hope that doesn’t mean woke.
The original Silent Hill suffered a little from the casting, Sean Bean doing an American accent isn’t the best and the young actress, who played Sharon and Alessa, wasn’t the best either, but the rest of the movie had some great creepy moments.